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4/5/16 – 7:28 A.M.

The village of Carey is moving forward with a sidewalk construction project. The Courier reports council gave first reading to an ordinance that would allow Administrator Roy Johnson to contract for sidewalk installation on the east side of Glenn Avenue. If approved the sidewalk would be built near the new school building.

The first reading passed 4-2. Council President Armand Getz and Councilman Chad Kin voted against it. Getz says he would rather build the sidewalk on the west side of the street, which would place the sidewalk all on village property. However students would have to cross South Vance Street to get to it. The road doubles as U.S. 23 through Carey.

The 400 feet of sidewalk is estimate to cost $12,000 to install.

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4/5/16 – 6:57 A.M.

A gas station in Bluffton was robbed early this morning. The Bluffton Police Department reports a man with a holstered gun walked into the Circle K on Commerce Lane around 4:45 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk on duty. The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then sped away in a waiting car. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black Detroit Redwings hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes. He is believed to be driving a silver or gold car, possibly a Buick or GM style vehicle.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bluffton Police Department at (419)358-2961.

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4/5/16 – 5:28 A.M.

A head-on collision in Allen County that happened late last week claimed two lives. The State Highway Patrol reports two Hardin County residents were killed in the Friday afternoon crash that happened on State Route 309 southwest of Ada.

18-year-old Sylas Daniels of Kenton was attempting to pass eastbound traffic when he hit an oncoming SUV. Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. A passenger in his car, 36-year-old Chris Wireman of Alger, passed away from his injuries Saturday. The driver of the SUV, 35-year-old Crystal Webb of Harrod, was taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima for treatment of her injuries.

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4/5/16 – 5:19 A.M.

The Fostoria Rotary Club honored teachers Monday. Steve Kauffman, the Fostoria band director, and Teresa Stosio, a St. Wendelin Catholic School second-grade teacher, were named Golden Apple Award winners.

Red Apple Awards were given to Lori Miller, a teacher at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School; Barbie Curlis, a Longfellow School preschool teacher; Ryan Whipple, a Longfellow School kindergarten teacher; and Marlene Gillig, a Fostoria math teacher.

The Rotary Club received 70 nominations for 28 teachers.

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4/5/16 – 5:11 A.M.

A shelter house will be replaced in the Arlington village park this month, but there is some debate about how much electricity will be run to the building. The Courier reports plans for the building call for a 400-amp line to be connected to it. Building inspectors think that could be too much though.

Electricians say a 200-amp line could work, and still be enough to provide power to the rest of the park. Councilman Tom Blunk said he’ll get some answers and bring them back to council.

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4/5/16 – 5:03 A.M.

The identities of a group of people accused of starting a series of fires in Wood County were released Monday. The Review-Times reports 18-year-old Nicholas Hackworth of Fostoria is charged with arson for his alleged role in the crimes. Three Port Clinton residents are also charged in the case. They include 24-year-old Todd Bollett, 21-year-old Bret Phillabaum, and 19-year-old Santana Dilberto. Five unnamed juveniles are also facing charges.

The group is accused of setting four fires north of Fostoria and in Risingsun between March 22 and March 27.

Additional charges are pending.

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4/5/16 – 4:53 A.M.

If you’re looking for a job in the skilled trades you might want to stop by the Findlay Whirlpool plant today. The Putnam County Sentinel reports a series of open houses will be held at the business. The sessions will be held between noon and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., and 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Human Resource Manager Brent Funk tells the newspaper there are immediate openings for electricians, millwrights and tool and dye makers. Funk adds they also want to talk to people interested in apprenticeship programs.

The Findlay Whirlpool plant currently employs around 2,300 people.

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4/5/16 – 4:24 A.M.

Former Ohio State University band director Jonathan Waters has a new gig in northwest Ohio. Waters was hired yesterday by Heidelberg University to lead its marching band and work as a music professor. The Elmore native was fired from Ohio State last year after university officials uncovered a culture of hazing and sexual harassment within the band.

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4/4/2016 – 4:46pm

Almost half of the people who entered the Century Health Tree Line Center over the last year completed the program that focuses on addiction recovery. Pat Hardy, who is the substance abuse coordinator for Tree Line told the Findlay Rotary Club Monday that Tree Line is a volunteer recovery program and in order to participate, individuals are screened for a number of issues.

Audio: Pat Hardy

Tree Line Center is a highly intensive program that requires participants to live in house and go through the counseling on a daily basis. This kind of program isn’t for everyone and Hardy notes that once complete the work of recovery really begins. Each patient has an individually designed plan to help them in their recovery.

Audio: Pat Hardy

Tree Line Center first opened in January 2015. The center is located at 2627 Crystal Ave. and can house up to 12 clients at a time for three months of intensive treatment.

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4/4/2016 – 3:36 pm

A Findlay entrepreneur is starting a new business venture to help people find jobs. The Courier reports Terry Terhark, founder of The RightThing, now Automatic Data Processing has launched Randrr or Reinvent and Revoluntionize Recruiting. They are developing a free app to help people search for jobs.

Randrr has an office at the Riverside Building on East Main Cross in Findlay and will soon open an additional office in Jacksonville FL to employ people to support the app. A date for its release has not been set yet and the app will draw revenue through advertising.

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